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|34 weeks 3 days ago||Michigan 38 - ND 31||
Michigan 38 - ND 31
|1 year 8 weeks ago||I'm guessing "DB" isn't||
I'm guessing "DB" isn't "wondering what happened to Beilein and the program in such a short time frame" because Dave Brandon is smart enough not to evaluate the status of a major program by only looking at a three week period in which nothing that could be construed by any reasonable person as "negativity breed[ing] negativity" took place.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Spencer Hall is Orson.||
Spencer Hall is Orson.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Raoul: The article doesn't||
Raoul: The article doesn't say anything about where McGary places Duke among the final six. It simply says McGary's parents favor Duke.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||According to John Buccigross||
According to John Buccigross (and reports he's citing on twitter from foreign news agencies), Liv and Salei are confirmed dead.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||The twitter link is all there||
The twitter link is all there is. The link within just goes to his profile.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||No, I'm well aware of the||
No, I'm well aware of the last four years, thanks. As I said above, I just think this is overkill. I don't think that's that controversial of an opinion.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||For what reason do they need||
For what reason do they need to travel around the country and "get the former players pumped up?" I'm not being a smartass. I really don't see why it's necessary. I'm not saying they need to spend all of their time watching film like has been suggested above.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||But he has a lot of former||
But he has a lot of former players in his phone...or whatever...
|2 years 4 weeks ago||I don't understand why this||
I don't understand why this is necessary or a valuable use of the coaches' time. I understand the perceived need to "mend fences" or whatever, but if this is true, it seems to be overkill.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||What was the state of "the||
What was the state of "the tradition" when RR came in, or did you miss that part of the post in your rush to cryptically name drop?
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Except it's not...at all.||
Except it's not...at all.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Let's just watch the spring||
Let's just watch the spring game...
|2 years 7 weeks ago||Butler lost two starters and||
Butler lost two starters and they were pretty important. Gordon Heyward was their best player and a lottery pick in last year's NBA draft. Willie Veasley (who now plays in Japan) was a critical defender that, like Heyward, could guard almost anyone. Their struggles early this season were almost entirely related to defense. They've found a way to make up for those losses.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||He's an asshat. One thing||
He's an asshat. One thing I've always hated about the tournament is that CBS injects him into the mix when things really start to matter, i.e. the conference tournaments and ncaa tournement. He has nothing to do with college basketball all year, and then we get to listen to him drone on and on about the most important gamesr. He's not really good at it, either. While I dislike his style, generally, and don't enjoy him calling golf, at least he's more suited for it.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||He's taking some time off||
He's taking some time off after signing day? There's probably not a less eventful time for recruiting all year. Although, I guess he could be reporting on offers going out.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Hillsdale College's turf is||
Hillsdale College's turf is blue. At least, it was 15 years ago. That's like 35 miles away, but a possibility.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||FWIW, ESPN reporting the deal||
FWIW, ESPN reporting the deal is for $570k.
EDIT: Correction - the prorated portion of that is $250k.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Misopogon: I appreciate the||
Misopogon: I appreciate the creative correction.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Army has cadets. Air Force||
Army has cadets. Air Force has cadets. Navy has midshipmen - not cadets...ever!
|2 years 19 weeks ago||This is batshit crazy.||
This is batshit crazy.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||I feel like this was reported||
I feel like this was reported elsewhere last week, but I don't recall where. I'm not sure if it's news or simply repackaging old news.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||I don't think I'm missing||
I don't think I'm missing anything. You're suggesting you came to this realization that it wasn't going to work out sometime after the nutjobs who said he wasn't a fit from the beginning? Was that after the 2008 season? 2009? This year?
I don't really care. And, I think you've got the idea that I have a certain opinion on when/whether he should be fired. The truth is, I'm there now, but I was on the fence before the bowl game and after OSU. I think I've come to that conclusion thoughtfully and don't regret anything. I just find it funny that people are seriously claiming it was so horrific to have been on one side or the other because of things like mgopoints.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||What are you talking about||
What are you talking about and who are you talking to?
|2 years 19 weeks ago||I'm not claiming to have any||
I'm not claiming to have any facts that anyone else doesn't have. I'm also not making assumptions and trying to pass them off as facts. Also, I feel great.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||I did hear that.||
I did hear that.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||You're still talking about||
You're still talking about "fit?" Glad you survived the neg bombing and mocking. It must have been terrible.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||It would be so easy if you||
It would be so easy if you were the AD. I like it.
You didn't answer this question, but I didn't state it this clearly: Your assumption is that Harbaugh should have been told "take it or leave it" on December 1st (or thereabouts). If Harbaugh is the guy DB wants, and Harbaugh says he wants to wait, where does that leave us? In fact, let's assume that happened. We're in the same spot we are today, no? Or, would you have preferred DB just moved on rather than wait? That seems to be your position, actually, because this one month waiting period, in your calculus, is more important than getting the right guy. It's the "hole." So, again, it's December, we've moved on from Harbaugh because even though he seems to be a great, maybe even the best candidate, he won't bend to our will and follow our timeline. Let's talk names, now. You've already mentioned Muschamp - oops, we missed out on him - and Patterson who is still available. If it was so important to act then, who should DB have pursued, keeping in mind it would be at the cost of his presumed first choice for the job.
And, two follow-up questions that may seem silly, but I'm curious since you've dismissed the possibilities out of hand: How do you know he doesn't have a Plan B and why do you assume that if Harbaugh says no this week, we're starting from scratch?
|2 years 19 weeks ago||And, let me clarify by saying||
And, let me clarify by saying that the "If not Harbaugh" question does not have an obvious answer in my mind. I'm not going to be so presumptuous to suggest that Brandon sat around for the last month or three and never once asked "If I fire Rodriguez, and Harbaugh declines, what then?"
|2 years 19 weeks ago||It's not called digging a||
It's not called digging a hole. It's called assuming he dug a hole. Count the "if's" in your response. You don't know and neither do I. The difference is, I'm not claiming to.
Obviously it wouldn't change your mind if I told you to assume that Harbaugh said "I won't talk about this job until after our bowl game, but I'm interested" because your answer would be "put him on the clock and tell him to 'take it or leave it.'" Well, if he leaves it, what then? Your response would be "look for guys like Patterson and Muschamp" as if that was such an easy, viable option a month ago. The question "If not Harbaugh, who?" is no more easily answered now than it was at the beginning of December. But, it's easy to say "I would have hired him then" when you ignore any possible scenario which does not fit your assumptions.